Brooke Eden, ‘Daddy’s Money’ [Listen]
Brooke Eden's blue collar country anthem works hard not to rub anyone the wrong way. "Daddy's Money" is a big vocal showcase that tells the singer's story without offending the affluent.
The country-rocker is big on guitars and attitude. Sonically she's best compared to late 2000s Jason Aldean before any female contemporary. Vocally she's stronger than he was, but only time will tell if her story resonates as deeply.
“I’m a proud daughter of a blue collar, hard-working father / Bills piled up at the end of the month took just about every dollar / No silver spoon, but the right attitude / Gettin’ it on my own," Eden sings to begin "Daddy's Money."
It's an urgent country message that will find fans quickly. During the second verse she explains how she doesn't hold a grudge against anyone who grow up with money. The bridge and chorus reinforce her self-starter message:
“I ain’t ever had daddy’s money / Didn’t come from the land of milk and honey / Everything I got / I got working to the bone to the bone to the bone / I ain’t takin’, I’m makin’ my livin’ / What’s mine is mine, ain’t never been given / I got it all honey / But I ain’t ever had daddy’s money."
Country music hasn't had a true female country rocker since Gretchen Wilson, and while it's too early to lump her in that sub-genre completely, it's a sound she clearly feels comfortable with. "Daddy's Money" has teeth, but it's not vicious.
Why Fans Will Love It: "Daddy's Money" is an anthem for the self-starter.
Key Lyrics: “I ain’t ever had daddy’s money / Didn’t come from the land of milk and honey / Everything I got / I got working to the bone to the bone to the bone."
Did You Know?: The song is semi-autobiographical. Eden grew up in a blue collar home in Loxahatchee, Fla.
Listen to Brooke Eden, “Daddy’s Money”